Witness the birth of the Marvel Universe through the eyes of one of its own Golden Age heroes! Captain America. Bucky Barnes. The Angel. Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Nick Fury. The Human Torch. Toro. The Phantom Bullet!
As the dashing Angel fights crime in the streets of pre-wartime America of the 1930s and ’40s, he witnesses the rise of an entire generation of titans – of fiery men, undersea kings and inspiring soldiers. Will these Marvels be enough to fight back the onslaught of World War II – including the Nazi’s own super-soldier, the Red Skull?
More fascinating parts of this story pop up with the exploration of some of the heroes who are not as well known. The Golden Age Angel in this book is a far more interesting and unexplored character, a doctor who turns to crime fighting at the nudging of a crazy, old gunfighter. Brubaker uses him to tie the story together. As the narrator, the Angel is the character who somehow sees and knows everything. He pulls the story together but unfortunately gets little story himself. There’s a lot that could be done with this character, a link between these more famous heroes and the forgotten Marvel heroes, but he exists in this book to move the story along but to never really be part of the story. The book starts out with the hope o
f being about the “birth of super heroes” but ends like it is the origin of the Invaders with only a passing reference to so many other fascinating but obscure characters.
The beginning of the Marvel Age of Heroes is documented in this fast-moving and shocking tale from the mind of writer Ed Brubaker (SECRET AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) and the pen of artist Steve Epting (CAPTAIN AMERICA, FANTASTIC FOUR). Collecting THE MARVELS PROJECT #1-8.